The study didn’t take into account the amount of time people spend standing each day, since activity monitors can’t tell if someone is sitting or standing. But despite past hype for standing desks, the science isn’t yet clear on whether standing helps. Some studies suggest that standing for two or three hours can increase blood pressure. “We don’t know if standing is necessarily any better,” Diaz says. “When people ask me what they should do to mitigate the harms if they have a sitting job, we know that movement is good. We’ve known that for decades. And that’s really what I endorse.” … [Read more...] about Sitting all day? Just 11 minutes of exercise a day can help reverse the effects
Santa Kupča, a Latvian designer who recently graduated from the Design Academy of Eindhoven, has taken this idea to the next level. She created a collection of three garments called the Stuck-At-Home Masquerade. They’re each made from a material that looks like a duvet, so you don’t even need to find a blanket when you take your midday pandemic nap. For now, these are just conceptual, but if she decides to manufacture them, I will be the first to sign up for the waiting list. … [Read more...] about The ultimate fashion statement of 2020? A dress that doubles as a comforter
The title, 76 Days, refers to the length of time for which China locked down Wuhan, the city of 11 million people in Hubei province where COVID-19 first emerged, starting in late January. While the first lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported on January 20, by that time, the hospitals in Wuhan were already overrun to the point of crisis. It is here that 76 Days begins, remaining either inside a hospital or just beyond the exit door for the entire duration. … [Read more...] about As pandemic winter approaches, the COVID-19 doc ’76 Days’ is a wake-up call
Does that mean we should limit suburban development, and increase population density inside cities, if we want to cut emissions? Not necessarily. The researchers suggest this has limited benefit, and that focusing on carbon-reduction in today’s neighborhoods would be better. “[Suburbs] are ideal candidates for a combination of energy efficient technologies, including whole home energy upgrades, and solar photovoltaic systems combined with electric vehicles,” the study says. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.
As viewers around the country tune in for hours-long sessions digesting complex electoral math, it’s likely they’ll be seeking some gastronomic solace. Around the country, it appears that nibbles on the more calorific side are the eats of choice for the night—and one voter didn’t even wait until the evening to stock up. At 11 a.m., ice cream fanatic Joe Biden reportedly made a purchase of ice cream sandwiches and a Dr Pepper. … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?